Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree offered by Cayuga Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. Since the national security is one of the fastest growing topics in local, state, and federal government. This program is intended for individuals who wish to use their degree to advance their careers. This program also intends to help students who wish to matriculate into a four-year Bachelor’s level program at a university or college.

There are two concentrations offered for students enrolled in this program: the Police concentration and the Corrections concentration. Both the Police concentration and the Corrections concentration aim to equip students with the skills such as the ability to interpret criminal and civil laws as they apply to the student’s position and to be able to apply those laws to their own positions. By the end of the program, a student should have developed interpersonal skills, possess awareness of culturally diverse issues, and use knowledge to solve problems in the enforcement of laws and rules related to Criminal Justice.

The Police concentration requires its students to take 63 to 64 credit hours of courses. This includes requirements in General Education. Students must take courses in subject areas including: English, Math, Science, Health, Physical Education, Behavioral Sciences, Effective Speech: Public Address or Effective Speech: Group Discussion, and Social Sciences. The Criminal Justice program with the Police concentration required courses include: Intro to Justice Systems, Criminal Law, Organization and Administration of Justice Systems, Criminal Investigations, Forensic Science, Juvenile Delinquency, Laws of Evidence, Criminology, and Constitutional Law. Students who are enrolled in the Corrections concentration must take the same General Education courses and the following Criminal Justice courses: Intro to Justice Systems, Criminal Law, Organization and Administration of Justice Systems, Juvenile Delinquency, Institutional Corrections, Case Studies in Criminal Behavior, Community Corrections, and Criminology.

It is important to note that students wishing to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice must meet physical requirements and go through a rigorous background investigation.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Cayuga Community College is a two-year, public school, and part of the State University of New York (SUNY) higher educational system. The main campus is located in the city of Auburn, New York, and a second campus is maintained in Fulton. Cayuga Community College partners with Open SUNY to provide distance education degree options for students, including associate’s degrees and certificate programs. 

    Cayuga Community College awards Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Degree programs offered in their entirety online include studies in business administration, liberal arts, and criminal justice. Certificates in criminal justice and general education can also be earned completely from a distance. Hybrid degree programs at Cayuga support at least fifty percent of coursework online.



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